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Cloudesley Estate MapThis is the Cloudesley Association website.  The Association is for residents living in the area roughly indicated on the right - bounded by Cloudesley Road, Cloudesley Place, Liverpool Road and Richmond Road.

Our purpose is to help residents make the most of our community by:

  • Publishing news and other useful information

  • Promoting communication between residents

  • Co-ordinating planning projects and other local initiatives

  • Researching local history

  • Providing useful resources

Click here to download a copy of our Constitution.

We're always keen to hear from you, so please get in touch via the Contacts page or by by using the "Comment" facility below or on most other pages.

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Xmas Treat

A special Christmas treat for fans of local historian Jenny's research into Cloudesley Road.  Using Mick Bucknell's new data she's massively updated her two "Hunting Ghosts" reports and added greatly to our knowledge of the road's history.  If you can add more, do please get in touch.

 

 

LTN_Signage.jpgGiven how political and socially divisive the Islington Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) issue has become, your website manager, Nick, has decided to no longer post his polemics on the subject here on the Cloudesley Association website but will be doing so on a new website called Keep Islington Moving - check it out if you dare!  More details here.

 

 

Barnard_Park_Carols.jpgThere will be a Christmas Sing Along at Barnard Park this Saturday evening - details here.  Note that it's from 5.00 to 6.00pm so plenty of time to get back home in time to watch England triumph over the ancient enemy in the world cup!  Also a reminder that there will also be carols in Lonsdale Square on Tuesday December 20 at 7.00pm, as we reported in the last newsletter.

 

 

 

November.jpgHot off the press, our latest newsletter has just been emailed to all Cloudesley Association members.  To see it on the website, click here.

 

 

Liveable_Barnsbury_Poster_CR_Less_Cropped.jpgAs Barnsbury residents, we're invited to a Council meeting at Bridgeman Road library on Tuesday 15th November at 5.45pm to "have our say" on plans for a "Liveable Barnsbury".  I think it's mainly about the Council extending its LTN programme into our neighbourhood, so you should probably be there.  And as it happens, I've just posted another opinionated polemic on this subject here (you can download this directly from here if you want).  As always, your feedback is warmly welcomed.

 

 

Mission_Hall_Front_-_Dowrey_St.jpgNew website articles are coming thick and fast at the moment!  Here's Jenny's extensively researched history of the Mission Hall on Richmond Avenue and its predecessor St George's Hall, now demolished, which used to be just opposite.

 

Camden_Coaches_Plus_7_Men.pngMore nuggets from Mick Bucknell - this time 1950 photos of a Cloudesley Road outing to the seaside organised by the "Friendly Neighbours Association" - his Dad features in most of them.

 

Ghost ShopsBased on a cornucopia of new data provided by Mick Bucknell, we've done a big addition to Jenny's popular "Hunting Ghosts" piece on the history of shops in Cloudesley Road.  It turns out Cloudesley Road was what can only be described as a major commercial centre throughout the 1800s and well into the 1900s.  The details are fascinating.  How did it start and where did it go?  Find out here!

 

Crown_Sign_Cropped.jpgWe've been researching the history of our favourite pub - the Crown on the corner of Cloudesley Road and Cloudesley Square.  Apparently it was originally just one of the first wave of terraced houses to be built on the Cloudesley Estate, which obtained a victualler's licence in the mid 19th century.  Then around 1900 it was completely rebuilt as the rather magnificent Grade II listed building we know today.  But there are still big gaps in our knowledge.  If anyone knows more - early history, what it was like during the 20th century, or anecdotes about its ups and downs within living memory - then please get in touchLater addition: thanks to some great feedback, the article above has been substantially revised and extended - we now suspect the Crown may have been a purpose-built public house from the outset in 1830, and we are learning more and more about its colourful recent past!

 

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